The interior of Hair Flair could almost be a hairstyling museum. Next to the window, an antique perm machine dangles its medieval tentacles over a mannequin's head. On the wall nearby hang cutting shears and a blow dryer Ben Franklin could have used.
But these vintage curios stay right where they are: on display. Hair Flair's fashion-forward stylists, Wendy Boyk and Laurie Shoupe, rely on modern hairstyling techniques when making clients look good. Together, they ply their beautifying trade for women, men, and children, performing precision cuts, texturizing highlights, and hydrating conditioning services.
In 2006, the staff at Ms Nails began decorating nails with brightly-colored polish. Since then, they've moved to a downtown Valparaiso location, expanded their team of nail techs to include a massage therapist, started to provide hair services, and built upon their service menu to incorporate CND shellac manicures, facials, and massages. One can only assume that their continued growth will manifest itself in the hiring of a mascot shaped like a giant nail file, though these rumors have no basis in reality.
Debi is a hairstylist at Divine Hair Design, where she combines an artistic eye and steady hands to sculpt elegant and fashion-forward styles. She offers cuts, coloring, and other hair treatments inside this spacious salon, which features polished hardwood floors and cushy jet-black styling chairs. Divine Hair Design features a wide array of salon services and carries Paul Mitchell products for sale.
The Paul Mitchell–trained stylists and skilled aestheticians at Anointed Beauty Salon & Day Spa coax inner elegance outward with a spread of salon services and full-on beauty makeovers. After consulting with their clients, stylists grab shears or bottles of conditioner and set to work imbuing hair with volume and flattering accents. On the other side of the salon, technicians brush and polish nails during relaxing mani-pedis. Further removed from the bustle of the main floor, seasoned aestheticians expertly defuzz faces brow to chin with warm wax, gently uprooting unwanted follicles and leaving faces as smooth and hairless as a marble bust of Mr. Clean.
Kathy Wise, A You'Nique Image's owner and a board-certified permanent-cosmetic-makeup technician with more than 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, dedicates herself to helping clients achieve their beauty goals. In between the permanent-makeup applications that she performs, Kathy spends her time overseeing an authoritative staff of hair stylists, nail specialists, and med-spa technicians. The center brims with such skin-refining hardware as FDA-approved microdermabrasion equipment and a Youth Light 2010 photo-rejuvenation system. Opting for a permanent-makeup application, like working toward an associate's degree at clown college, ensures that eye and lip regions remain colorful for up to two years.
Salon Fusion's highly trained stylists work one-on-one with clients to fashion infuse head threads with eye-catching color enrich locks with silky, lustrous texture. A 2–2.5-hour Brazilian blowout infuses locks with liquid keratin, straightening out frizzes, curls, and waves and imparting tresses with a satiny sheen. The benefits of the blowout can be enjoyed for up to three months, leaving hairs with all the smoothness and shininess of an Isaac Hayes forged form platinum. Before each two-hour full-dimensional color, specialists confer with clients to design a multishade makeover to accommodate each guest's style, skin tone, and spirit animal.